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The 45-minute test was developed by BioMérieux subsidiary BioFire Defense and can be used on the company's FilmArray and FilmArray Torch systems.

Technology partners on the study include BioMérieux and SkylineDx, as well as Imperial College London's biomedical electronics unit.

LGC will be Swift's worldwide partner for amplicon-based targeted sequencing assays for genotyping AgBio samples, including crop species and animals. 

The company announced the launch of the new products in the US and Europe as part of a product portfolio it has named Panther Scalable Solutions.

Perceptive Advisors led the round, joined by new and existing investors. ArcherDx will use the proceeds to launch a companion diagnostic and expand globally.

The firm will use the new funds to accelerate development of products, expand partnerships, and support commercialization of its two multiplex panels.

The firm has entered the market in Africa with a new collaboration in Ghana. It is also developing instrument-agnostic STI and liquid biopsy tests.

ArcherDx will develop in vitro diagnostic tests, including companion diagnostics, to run on Illumina's NextSeq 550Dx next-generation sequencing system.

Researchers saw signs of an unreported Zika virus outbreak in Cuba in 2017, well after the documented decline in new cases in Brazil and other parts of the world.

The FLASH method, which depletes unwanted DNA from samples, allows labs to perform deep metagenomic sequencing on smaller, less expensive instruments.

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The Washington Post reports on researchers' efforts to determine the effect of an increasingly common SARS-CoV-2 mutation.

Florida Politics reports Florida's law barring life, long-term care, and disability insurers from using genetic information in coverage decisions went into effect at the beginning of July.

A new analysis finds a link between popular media coverage of a scientific study and how often that paper is cited.

In Nature this week: CRISPR approaches to editing plant genomes, way to speed up DNA-PAINT, and more.